Artemis ‘ liftoff has been delayed multiple times and is now scheduled for November 14. Despite the threat, NASA is still hopeful.
The launch of Artemis 1 is being threatened by a new storm that is brewing in North America.
The system, made up of the Space Launch System ( SLS ) rocket and the Orion capsule , is being threatened by the subtropical storm Nicole, which seems to be growing in size on the way to November 14, the new date for the launch of Artemis 1.
The SLS has already been placed on the Kennedy Space Center launch pad awaiting the key day.
Despite the risk that this storm is causing, NASA has decided to keep the 98-meter-high rocket while Nicole approaches Florida.
It is important to remember that the latest delay of Artemis 1 was also responsible for a storm . Nicole currently throws 93kph wind gusts, while the SLS can handle up to 137kph.
The launch window for Artemis 1 will open on Sunday, November 13 in the evening hours and will last 69 minutes.
If it does not take off on this date, NASA contemplates the days 16 and 19 to carry out the feat.
Artemis 1 will pave the way for the return of humans to the Moon in possibly 2025.